UCL Institute for Global Health
Training Traditional Birth Attendants in three districts of Bangladesh to prevent and manage birth asphyxia at community level
with room air has now been demonstrated to be as effective as
resuscitation with oxygen. A multicentre trial has demonstrated the
effectiveness of the mouth-to-mask method of resuscitation in an
institutional setting, which provides a more practical and cost
effective technical option for a community based intervention trial.
Working in poor, rural districts, Bogra, Faridpur and Moulavibazar, the project aimed to identify whether training Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in the prevention of birth asphyxia and neonatal resuscitation is a feasible and cost-effective means of improving newborn health and survival at community level.